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December 19th

RHS ‘Holiday Classic’ tips off

“It’s good to get the win, and now we have our tournament starting up and the competition there will be good,” Bush said. “We want the fans to come out and enjoy a great tournament over the next several days. There should be a lot of good games.”
The Ruston High/Community Trust Bank “Holiday Classic” begins today and continues through Saturday, with games split between Ruston High’s main gymnasium and that of Ruston Junior High’s.

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Tech athletics plan is encouraging

Change comes with a price, however. The university’s athletics budget must be boosted by at least 50 percent, in Reneau’s eyes, to have the required impact — bringing it to a cool $16.5 million.
Increasing fundraising projects, upgrading facilities and adding support and coaching staff are key moves in this plan, and must all be addressed for that success.
The additions of Derek Dooley and Kerry Rupp play right into those plans.

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Wasteful creature lurks

He probably didn’t think that last one. I did, however, in my scramble to try to rationalize the massive electricity and water fine. I went around my house like a little Napoleon, holding even my cats responsible for this disaster during a rampant fit of E.B.D.S. (Electric Bill Disbelief Syndrome).
My whopper of a bill has gotten me in total hyper-conservation mode. As well it should, right? I’ve taken to unplugging everything in my house when I’m not using it, as I’ve read that 75 percent of a TV’s power usage, for example, comes when it’s not on.

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Creek in giving spirit

“The National Honor Soceity tries to emphasize service,” Marilyn Hyams, NHS adviser, said. “We did this last year. They enjoyed it, so we decided to do it again this year.”
Hyams said NHS members volunteered to be on the committee to work on the Angel Tree project, which was divided into seven teams, with 14 Cedar Creek students, including five NHS members, on each.
Claire Tilmont, 12th-grade NHS member and team captain, said each team received a list of gifts. Her job was to go around to different homerooms to inform other students about the drive and also pass out angels.

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December 18th

Locals arrested at dog fight

Union Parish Sheriff Bob Buckley said 23 individuals were arrested and charged with dog-fighting by UPSO, along with Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents.
“Those are the ones arrested at the scene. They’re still all in jail; none of them have been released,” he said. “We’re still interviewing and feel like there’s some more arrests that could come out of it.”
Buckley said all were charged with dog-fighting, which is a felony charge, but there were also additional charges.

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Struggling Tech still optimistic

They went zero-for-four.
And while the record isn’t something to be wrapped up and placed under the Christmas tree, to be sure, the third-year mentor and his team remain optimistic about what’s ahead in the 2007-08 season.
“We’ve got about 20 games left on the schedule and, honestly, I feel good about our team being able to play well in each one of them,” Long said after the Lady Techsters lost 76-45 to top 10 nationally ranked LSU last Sunday afternoon. “We’re going to get better. I’m excited about the games we have coming up.”

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Construction training offers many benefits

This program, known as Pathways to Construction Employment, is invaluable for people of all ages and backgrounds. This month alone, a diverse group of students will graduate from the semester-long program at the Ruston campus.
Business and government leaders keep stressing the importance of building and maintaining an educated work force. The Pathways to Construction Employment program is one way of doing just that. After completing the certification training, students can either go on to work as a carpenter’s or welder’s assistant or continue their education at the technical college.

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Lows can lift holiday spirit

Here in our southern region of the United States, we rarely get the pleasure of making angels in the snow, infrequently awake to see our front and backyards blanketed in sheets of shimmering white and seldom see treetops glistening for any reason other than a recent rain. Our winters are hardly ever that picturesque, but I’m just happy to see the record 79 degree-plus temperatures from a few weeks ago are gone from weather reports — well, the seven-day forecast, at least.

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Tech, GSU appointments OK’d

Wooten, who is leaving a post as interim vice president for administrative services at Alabama State University, has held several administrative and finance roles at universities in that state, Illinois, Florida, Oklahoma, Missouri and North Carolina.

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December 17th

Techsters tripped by LSU, 76-45

By that time, the Lady Tigers had a 31-point (68-37) lead that would later increase to 33 (76-43) in the final minute of play.
At halftime, LSU was up 40-22, although Tech got to within 18-15 after a 7-0 run powered by the shooting of second-year guard Tiawana Pringle (who ended with a club-high 12). Coming out in the second half, the No. 8 Associated Press ranked club outscored the Ruston ladies 13-3 and, for all practical purposes, had their third consecutive win over Tech locked away.

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